Today Sprint Nextel and its affiliate iPCS announced that Sprint will buy iPCS for $831 million. As part of the acquisition agreement, both parties have agreed to cease all and any litigation between them (iPCS has sued Sprint for a number of reasons, most often citing breach of contract). The deal also puts a halt to Sprint's planned divestitures of its iDEN network in regions where iPCS operates. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2009 or early 2010.
I am a Sprint customer in the iPCS market, how is this going to affect me? I know the service will remain the same, but what will happen to the local store I always go to? I am very comfortable with that store and its employees. Will it close down? Will it just officially be a Sprint store now? Will the current staffing be the same or will they replace everyone? Sorry for so many questions, just curious on how this is going to play out.